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Bridgestone Arena to Remove COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement to Attend Events | Nashville Predators

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Bridgestone Arena announced Wednesday that as of November 13, guests will no longer be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend Nashville Predators games.

The change in protocol will also apply to events held at the site, unless a specific visit or event has its own protocols, will also apply to events held at the site, unless a visit or a specific event does not have its own protocols which differ from arena protocols.

The change comes after a significant improvement in Nashville / Davidson County in the metrics used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to measure transmission rates.

“We would like to thank Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Nashville Health Department and countless other partners for continuing to provide information that has enabled us to bring this good news to the community,” Sean Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer management of Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. , said in a press release. “We are encouraged that data trends are rapidly moving in a positive direction; today’s announcement is in line with our initial intention to update our protocols as the number of cases and transmission levels evolve.

All policies and procedures remain subject to change and masks remain highly recommended for those attending a game or event at Bridgestone Arena. Since March 2020, arena officials have worked with the NHL as well as local, state and federal governments and health agencies to monitor all relevant COVID-19 activity. Arena officials have also assumed a leadership position among Tennessee entertainment venues by developing, designing, and reshaping protocols. All of these touchpoints allow Bridgestone Arena leaders to make informed decisions in these changing times.

The easing of COVID-19 protocols comes as Davidson County’s level of transmission fell below the level of “substantial transmission” in CDC-established measures of the percentage of positive tests over the past seven days. The trajectory of the CDC’s other notable measure to measure the level of community transmission (total new cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days) also tends to decline.

“The Metro Public Health Department appreciates Bridgestone Arena’s concern for the health of its fans and for continuing to consult with us on their safety protocols,” said Hugh Atkins, director of Metro’s public health unit, in a statement. Press.

Metro Public Health announced on Wednesday that it will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as 5 starting Monday. The Predators and Bridgestone Arena continue to partner with the health department to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at the site as part of each event. Vaccination opportunities are also organized at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With the announcement of this new protocol, the Clear Health Pass app will no longer be required upon arrival at Bridgestone Arena, unless a specific visit or event has its own protocols for proof of vaccine or COVID-19 test negative. Upcoming shows with protocols that will require use of the Clear Health Pass include the CMA Awards on November 10 and the Evanescence and Halestorm concert on December 3, both of which require a negative COVID-19 test or proof of a COVID vaccination. -19. Similar requirements for other shows will be communicated if and when necessary.

Earlier Wednesday, Vanderbilt University’s athletics department announced that proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests would be required at the start of the season next week.

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